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Siemens’ new micro servo-drive system for extra-low-voltage manufacturing applications

Siemens is extending its drive portfolio in the extra-low-voltage range for 24 to 48-V EC motors with its new SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE.

Infra push for mini equipment

According to Arizton’s latest research report, India’s construction equipment market will grow at a CAGR of 8.9 per cent during 2022-2028. Mini excavators hold a decent share in the overall construction equipment industry.

Lifting up!

The hoist market is expected to grow at a CAGR of up to 7.3 per cent till 2025.

JK Tyre launches 4 new OTR tyres at Excon 2021

ur new products namely: 45/65-45 58PR VEM 63 L5 TL, 14.00-24 GTL CHAMP 16 PR G3 TT, 12.00-24 HARD ROCK CHAMPION 20PR E4 TT and 16.00-25 VEM 045 44PR E3 TT have been added to their existing product portfolio.

Mahindra launches BS4 backhoe loader with better productivity

The company is guaranteeing the highest productivity per litre in the segment else they will take the machine back. Moreover, an uptime service guarantee is also being offered to customers.

CEAT to provide tech for connected vehicles, EV components

CEAT has planned to diversify its product portfolio by offering the latest technologies for connected vehicles and electric vehicles (EVs).

We plan to double our production capacity

ACE, one of the largest construction equipment players in the mobile and tower crane segments in India, showcased its upgraded and new backhoe loader models in different engine horsepower categories at Excon along with award-winning products like a special crane for piling, 360-degree slew pick-n-carry crane, and manlift crane.

Volvo CE’s New Electric Compact Excavators and Wheel Loader

Contractors can now pre-order any of Volvo Construction Equipment’s newest electric machines: the L20 Electric compact wheel loader and the EC18 and ECR18 Electric compact excavators.

Hamm | HC Series: Advanced Engine Technology for Earthworks

Since August 2021, Hamm has supplied new compactor models from the HC series to the Indian market. The machines, weighing 11t, are available with or without a drum drive.

Tata Motors showcases high-performance trucks

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, showcased its state-of-the-art high-performance trucks.

Daimler India, PPS inaugurates BharatBenz dealership in Jabalpur

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), in collaboration with PPS Trucking, inaugurated the new BharatBenz dealership in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur.

BharatBenz expands reach in Central India

BharatBenz expands reach in Central India

We have a positive outlook on future of power transmissions products

We have been participating in Excon, since its sixth edition. Over these editions, we have gathered many a positive experience and have watched this exhibition, mirror the growth of the construction equipment industry in India.

Gmmco: A one-stop solution provider

Established in 1967, Gmmco is part of the $2.8 billion diversified CK Birla Group. Gmmco is a priority Caterpillar dealer for south, central and western India selling mining, construction and energy equipment to customers including CIL, SCCL, and other state-owned enterprises. Gmmco offers a one-stop solution shop for all industrial requirements.

Gmmco: A one-stop solution provider

Gmmco, a part of the $2.8 billion diversified CK Birla Group, has a wide portfolio of construction equipment, including excavators, loaders, motor graders and off-highway trucks. Proven technological leadership, superior build quality, optimum costs and an efficient service network make Caterpillar equipment stand apart from competitors.

Opportunities for 45t class excavators are immense

Rahul Shorey National Head – Construction, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Company.

Bringing biodiesel on the market

Fuel costs and India’s reliance on foreign fuel sources are a constant concern for many construction owners whose businesses are heavily dependent on machinery that requires diesel. Many alternate energy sources have been discussed, researched, and used in the past but, for equipment, the primary form of alternate fuel has become biodiesel.

Poised for growth

With the mining segment getting government support in a big way, the truck and tipper segment will witness growing demand in the days to come.

Eyeing new heights

The year 2021 gave numerous ups and downs for the construction equipment and equipment financing industries. When the year comes to an end, the sectors look forth towards infrastructure as the ‘Growth Puller’ for the period ahead.

Chamarajanagar to set up lithium-ion cells production unit

Chamarajanagar in Karnataka will set up a production unit of Lithium-ion cells and batteries, which will soon power the electric vehicle (EV) revolution across India.

Indian auto component industry likely to grow 8-10% in FY23

According to rating agency Icra, the Indian auto component industry might have 8% to 10% growth in Financial Year (FY) 2023, due to the easing of supply-chain issues along with commodity inflation in the next half of the year.

Infra growth to boost filter demand

The Indian filtration equipment market is expected to grow at a steady pace despite tough market conditions.

Smart Solutions to Augment Steel Production

The Mobilgrease XHPTM 461 is a part of the Mobilgrease XHPTM 460 Series that has been designed to outperform conventional products by applying high-performance proprietary lithium complex manufacturing technology.

NHAI to construct 14.80 km six-lane bypass ahead of Bhandara city

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) would construct a 14.80 km six-lane bypass ahead of Bhandara city for smooth flow of traffic between Nagpur-Bhandara-Raipur. The overall cost of the project is Rs 700 crore.

MoRTH lays foundation stone of NH projects worth Rs 3,972 cr

The Minister of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Nitin Gadkari, laid the foundation stone for National Highway (NH) Projects worth Rs 3,972 crore in Belgavi.

Vedanta to invest $15 bn in semiconductor, display unit ventures

The Vedanta Group, led by Anil Agarwal, is preparing for two individual ventures which may witness investments of around $15 billion in chip and display manufacturing space across the country.

Govt to allow retro fitment of CNG kit to replace diesel engines in BS-VI vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has proposed to allow modification via retro fitment of CNG kit and replacement of diesel engines with CNG engines, in case of BS-VI vehicles, less than 3.5 tonne.

NIP can make CE tick

As per the ICEMA report, the Indian construction equipment (CE) industry has experienced a 23 per cent drop in sales at the end of the third quarter of the current financial year (Q3FY22) compared to Q3FY21.

DICV’s Sustainability Goals

As an environmentally-conscious organisation, DICV is also moving forward along a roadmap that helps tackle climate change while spurring economic growth.

What’s Your C-sat Score?

C-SAT is a commonly used metric that acts as a key performance indicator for customer service and product quality in all kinds of businesses. C-SAT is short for customer satisfaction score.

The world is transitioning towards sustainable business practices.

Our emphasis has always been to keep the customer foremost in our mind. We have therefore, laid special emphasis on customer-friendly products and solutions that are easy to adapt to and help in enhancing usability and serviceability.

We plan to move to electric

Customer satisfaction is important in any business. We were in constant touch with our customers by keeping their focus on our business by contacting them and offering solutions.

Our Indian products are now equipped with BSIV engines

Customers always need a product that can increase their productivity. With that they also focus on saving cost on fuel and maintenance.

At L&T, customer centricity has been at the core of all activities

At L&T, customer centricity has been at the core of all activities and decisions. With our credo ‘In Service lies Success’, we have continuously provided superior value delivery to customers both in terms of the latest technology and superior performance products aided by unmatched after-sales support.

Electric mobility is the segment we focus on most

Kessler, as the name suggests, has a long history just as any other German /European company, and is being run by the third-generation family and closely linked with the southern German region.

Use of automation in road construction may increase

Share insights on technological up-gradation that has happened recently or might happen in near future in the construction and engineering business.

Use of advanced automation is transforming infra development

Today, automation vendors and OEMs are shifting their focus significantly according to the needs of their customers, i.e., end-users. This results in a wide-ranging transformation of products, solutions, and business models

ACE has always believed in innovation to achieve excellence

ACE (Action Construction Equipment) is India’s leading material handling and construction equipment manufacturing company with a majority market share in the mobile cranes and tower cranes segment

Liebherr's dealer in Luxembourg celebrates 50th anniversary

Liebherr R 924 G8 jubilee crawler excavator chosen for 50th anniversary celebrations

B&B Attachments exhibits at UK Concrete Show

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the UK CONCRETE Show has grown to become Europe’s largest specialist concrete event and is attended by key buyers and industry professionals from all over the world. You will see everything that's new in concrete from all the biggest names in the industry!

India generates 81% lithium-ion batteries for EVs: Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways told the media that India has been manufacturing 81 per cent of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) in the country.

Tata Motors plans to invest Rs 15k cr in EV market

Tata Motors, a leading global automobile manufacturer, is planning to invest Rs 15,000 crore in the electric vehicle (EV) segment over the next five years.

CNH Industrial inaugurates technology centre in Gurugram

CNH Industrial has officially inaugurated its new India technology centre in Gurugram.

Trimble, Qualcomm partner on mapping

Trimble RTX GNSS technology is now available for Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 888 Mobile Platforms.

Linde launches new C-MATIC robotic trucks

Germany-based Linde Material Handling is adding the new C-MATIC robotic trucks that can handle maximum loads of 600, 1,000, and 1,500 kg faster and more agilely than previous models.

Kohler Engines approves use of HVO for diesel engines

Kohler Engines said it will be using hydrotreated vegetable oils (HVO) in all its diesel engines.

Castrol launches all-new BS-VI ready MAGNATEC engine oils

Castrol, India’s leading lubricant brand, announced the launch of its latest range of Castrol MAGNATEC, featuring India’s widest offering of BS-VI-ready engine oils for cars and SUVs.

JK Tyre introduces puncture guard tyre

JK Tyre & Industries has launched India’s first puncture guard tyres for four-wheelers. Driven by the technological expertise of producing high performance tyres suited for Indian conditions, JK Tyre, aims to revolutionize the industry with puncture guard tyres for new generation cars available in market.

National Crane unveils short-chassis boom truck

Ashort-chassis version of a National Crane NBT45-2 boom truck was displayed at Work Truck Week 2022 as a solution for confined, congested job sites. Based around a 2023 Peterbilt 567 chassis, the NBT45127-2 has a wheelbase shortened by around 23 inches, so it now measures 250 inches.

There is an increase in demand for underground equipment

Sandeep Mathur, Brand Leader, New Holland CASE Construction Equipment, shares light on technological upgradation happened recently.

infra demand boosts rental market

Rental is the future. Infrastructure stimulus measures and pent-up demand in the Indian market suggest growth ahead for equipment rental firms.

Tata Motors Construck: “Carry More! Earn More!”

Construck offers the high-capacity load bodies at various tonnage nodes to ensure higher business productivity.

CNH Industrial inaugurates technology centre in Gurugram

This strategic hub is an integral part of the company’s global R&D footprint focusing on product development and digital solutions.

Castrol launches all-new BS-VI ready MAGNATEC engine oils

Castrol, India’s leading lubricant brand, announced the launch of its latest range of Castrol MAGNATEC, featuring India’s widest offering of BS-VI-ready engine oils for cars and SUVs

Kohler Engines approves use of HVO for diesel engines

Kohler Engines said it will be using hydrotreated vegetable oils (HVO) in all its diesel engines.

Satyakam Arya Appointed as Chairman of CII, Tamil Nadu State Council

Satyakam Arya has been at the helm of DICV’s commercial vehicle operations since 2018.

Tata Hitachi’s latest EX70 Prime Series hydraulic excavator

Tata Hitachi launched its advanced cutting-edge EX70 Prime Series Hydraulic Excavator from its Dharwad Plant. This launch signals the introduction of Tata Hitachi’s new range of Prime Series hydraulic excavators.

Budget 2022 and a big infra push

The union budget can be termed as a growth-oriented one, with the government focusing strongly on world-class infrastructure development.

Upgrading Technology

Commonly used to construct and maintain gravel and dirt roads, motor graders have also prepared building foundations and drainage ditches, making them popular with government agencies and contractors.

Why CE industry needs automation

The world is entering an age of robotics. Industrial robots have worked in the manufacturing sector for decades, and now they appear in most industries. Construction could be the next industry.

Daimler Truck increase group sales in 2021

Daimler Truck significantly increased its group sales in the past fiscal year.

Gmmco, Caterpillar launch Workshop-on-Wheels to serve remote locations

The vehicle has been designed keeping in mind safety and utility for ensuring optimum service capability.

Paving the way ahead

While recent times may have been tough on construction equipment manufacturers, the compactor market is still brimming with optimism.

Ammann has scaled up production with a range of 11 models of asphalt plants

The infrastructure and construction sector especially the road sector has witnessed rapid growth during the past few years primarily Government both at the state and center realising the importance of building a strong road network thereby boosting the economy.

Improving energy efficiency

Asphalt plant manufacturers and operators are understandably placing great emphasis on higher productivity.

Bio Diesel Summit

Hosted by ICEMA, the Bio Diesel Summit, which was held virtually on January 24-25, 2022, stressed on substituting diesel with alternative fuels.

Battery vehicles are now trending in the market

Today India is one of the fastest-growing economies – power consumption and steel are prime indicators of growth, and are having a northward trend hence the demand for minerals and metals both are growing in India.

Companies all over the world are turning to digital integration to increase efficiency in the mining process.

In recent years, mining companies have adopted a growing range of digital solutions. Many have mechanised their operations, moved from the physical to the digital realm by adding equipment sensors.

One of the major demand drivers is increase in demand for underground mining equipment

With the mining sector being one of the core industries of the economy, it has witnessed year-to-year growth. In terms of trends, there were positive signs in the manufacturing and mining activity that recorded a higher relative growth performance last year.

Tata SIGNA 2825.K REPTO RMC: High productivity, solid savings!

The Signa 2825.K REPTO RMC, with its 8-m3 fully built drum configuration, ensures high productivity with lower operating costs.

We are trying to scan India For our global model

Kessler, as the name suggests, has a long history just as any other German /European company, and is being run by the third-generation family and closely linked with the southern German region.

Criticality of component supplies!

During one of my discussions with a friend who is CEO of one of the engineering and equipment firms in India, I vividly recall the distress expressed over the shortage of good quality component supplies, and its cascading effect on the entire supply chain and customer deliverables.

Kohler is now a member of eFuel Alliance

The European organisation represents the interests of companies producing synthetic fuels from renewable energy on an industrial scale.

Govt to allow retro fitment of CNG kit to replace diesel engines in BS-VI vehicles

As of now, retro fitment of CNG and LPG kits is permissible in motor vehicles under the BS-IV emission norms.

Tata Hitachi’s latest EX70 Prime Series hydraulic excavator

Tata Hitachi Kicks Off New Prime Series Hydraulic Excavators with the launch of its EX70 Prime Series

Ammann has scaled up production with range of 11 models of asphalt plants: MD of Ammann

Anand Sundaresan, MD of Ammann India, speaks on current demand trend for asphalt mix in India

Daimler Truck increased group sales in 2021

Daimler Truck reports increased group sales of approximately 455.000 units for 2021, 20 % above prior year level (2020: 378.290 units)

Top popular construction equipment companies in India

The infrastructure sector has witnessed a rapid growth within the country. With many ongoing projects, nation is for sure going to taste its development soon, but along with it many industries associated with infrastructure has evolved. One such industry is the construction equipment industry.

John Deere to hold majority ownership in Kreisel Electric

John Deere is ready to acquire majority ownership of Kreisel Electric, an Austrian-based developer of immersion-cooled, high-density battery technology.

Deere to acquire ownership in battery tech company

Expanding its investment in alternative power, John Deere is set to acquire majority ownership of Kreisel Electric, an Austrian-based developer of immersion-cooled, high-density battery technology.

John Deere to hold majority ownership in Kreisel Electric

John Deere is ready to acquire majority ownership of Kreisel Electric, an Austrian-based developer of immersion-cooled, high-density battery technology.

DB Schenker to order 1500 electric trucks from Volta Trucks

Germany’s DB Schenker announced the addition of 1500 Electric trucks to its fleet. The company will order the electric trucks from startup Volta Trucks to transport goods from European terminals into city centres and urban areas.

Magenta deploys 100 electric cargo fleets for last-mile delivery

Magenta, a leading Indian Charge Point Operator (CPO) company, announced the deployment of 100 Electric Cargo vehicles under its EVET (Electric Vehicle Enabled Transport) brand in Bengaluru, in partnership with Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM).

Tata Motors to increase prices of commercial vehicles from Jan 1

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has announced an impending price hike of its commercial vehicle range.

Tata Motors delivers 60 Ultra Urban 9/9 electric buses to Ahmedabad Janmarg

Strengthening its commitment towards promoting sustainable mobility, Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, delivered 60 best-in-class electric buses to Ahmedabad Janmarg Limited (AJL).

Shriram Automall, Ashok Leyland ink pact for pre-owned truck biz

Shriram Automall India (SAMIL), a platform for pre-owned vehicles and equipment, has signed an agreement with Ashok Leyland to launch an exclusive platform for pre-owned commercial vehicles.

Dayco strengthens global capabilities for heavy-duty segment

Leveraging its global manufacturing and R&D capabilities, Dayco, a leading engine product and drive systems manufacturer for the automotive, heavy-duty, and industrial market segments, announces the addition of its new state-of-the-art viscous damper production line at Manesar, serving commercial vehicles, off-highway, and light-duty OEMs across the globe.

What new construction equipment will 2022 bring?

The outlook on India’s construction equipment sector is optimistic since the country’s needs for infrastructure will continue to grow massively.

Packs a punch!

SLCM is expected to rise with the implementation of many new or stalled urban infrastructure projects.

OTR tyre market has bright prospect

India OTR tyre market stood at 11.2 million units in 2021 and forecasted to reach 15 million units by 2023. The market is likely to grow at a CAGR of 9.05 per cent in volume terms.

Shriram Automall inks pact with Ashok Leyland for pre-owned truck business

The phygital platform will facilitate an exchange, disposal and purchase of old vehicles.

Dayco further strengthens global capabilities for heavy-duty segment

Dayco announces the addition of its new state-of-the-art viscous damper production line at Manesar, serving commercial vehicles, off-highway, and light-duty OEMs across the globe.

Gearing up for future

The pandemic year has turned out to be a top gear one for the construction equipment segment, which is riding on the government infra spend to see a more than 15 per cent year-on-year rise in domestic sales volumes in FY21 and a doubling of sales in Q1FY22 compared to last year.

Eicher delivers 315th BSVI truck to KNR

Eicher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles, completed the 315th vehicle delivery to KNR CONSTRUCTIONS LIMITED

Tata Motors unveils 21 new commercial vehicles across all segments

Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, today accentuated its commitment to support India’s economic growth by unveiling an extensive and comprehensive range of 21 new products and variants.

Tata Motors delivers 60 Ultra Urban 9/9 electric buses to Ahmedabad Janmarg

The Tata Ultra Urban 9/9 AC buses were flagged off today at the Sabarmati River Front Event Centre, Ahmedabad by Chief Minister of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel and Kiritkumar Parmar, Mayor of Ahmedabad, in the presence of dignitaries from the Gujarat State Government, AJL and Tata Motors.

Tata Motors to increase prices of commercial vehicles from Jan 1

An increase in price in the range of 2.5%, will be implemented from 1st January 2022 and will be put into effect across segments – M&HCV, I&LCV, SCV and Bus, basis individual model and variant of the vehicle.

Magenta deploys 100 electric cargo fleets for last-mile delivery

The expanded Electric Vehicle Fleet of Magenta supports Magenta’s growing customer base (Big Basket, Flipkart, Udaan etc.) during a time when people continue to rely on receiving items they need quickly at their doorstep.

DB Schenker to order 1500 electric trucks from Volta Trucks

The company will order the electric trucks from startup Volta Trucks to transport goods from European terminals into city centres and urban areas.

DICV’s ambitious sustainability goals for 2025 and beyond

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) announced its ‘Seven Statements for Sustainability’, a series of goals aimed at reducing its carbon footprint and protecting the local environment.